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  • FC Express
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    Joined: Dec 7th, 2010, 07:16
    File size too large
    I am using Final Cut Express. I have a video that is about 35 minutes in length and exported the file using quicktime conversion. I am not sure what the file size was when I first exported. But I made a change on an audio level and resized a picture for less zoom then exported again and now my file size is too big.( over 4G) I need it smaller to fit on a DVD with other movie files. I have tried changing different settings and it will change slightly but still over 4G. How can I get this file back to a reasonable size?(2G)
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006, 08:13
    Re: File size too large
    Hi FC Express, What export settings are you currently using? Are you trying to put it on a data DVD to be read via a Computer... or are you trying to make a video-DVD which can be played back in a DVD player on a TV for example? Thanks Rounik
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  • FC Express
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    Joined: Dec 7th, 2010, 07:16
    Re: File size too large
    I am using quicktime conversion - default settings - quicktime movie format - on a DVD+R. I have used this before and not had a problem. I decided to make and audio adjustment and decrease the scale of one frame and the file size doubled? This should be able to be viewed on either a computer or DVD player!
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006, 08:13
    Re: File size too large
    Hi! Excuse the delay in getting back to you... Right in order to create a DVD-Video disc you'll need to export the sequence from FCE for DVD-video spec - which is basically SD (standard definition) and MPEG-2. Choose File > Export > Quicktime movie Make sure 'Current settings" is selected. Check the 'Make movie self contained' box. Now export. Yes, it'll be a big file, but quality should be as good as the sequence itself. Now open iDVD and choose your desired theme - create your DVD and drag in the exported movie file. ALternatively, you can export it to MPEG-2 straight from Final Cut... and then drag it into iDVD or similar application in order to create a DVD-video. Hope this helps Rounik
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  • FC Express
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    Joined: Dec 7th, 2010, 07:16
    Re: File size too large
    My original file was about or less than 2.5G and by changing an audio level it's going to double my file size??
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  • Rounik Admin
    Posts: 8713
    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006, 08:13
    Re: File size too large
    What are the settings of your original footage? What are your sequence settings in Final Cut? Have you tried exporting to MPEG-2 (which is needed at some point in order to burned to DVD-Video spec? Thanks R
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